Travel education for students with disabilities

​The Travel Education Framework (TEF) (docx - 9.39mb) is a resource for specialist schools to create a program that gives students the knowledge, skills and confidence to travel independently to school on public transport.

The TEF is suitable for students from upper primary to year 12. Progression through the program depends on each student’s own rate of development.

Under the TEF, only students identified with the appropriate physical, cognitive and emotional capacity will progress to advanced travel education and be taught to become an independent traveller.

Visit Travel Education to learn how the TEF has been rolled out in our schools.

Learning topics

The TEF resource includes advice and templates on:

  • selecting students to participate in travel education
  • planning classroom and practical lessons on journey planning, getting about, behaving appropriately and staying safe
  • identifying and mitigating risk.

It also includes:

  • template invitations
  • travel contracts
  • advice to parents about the program.